Exceptions and Stack Traces

Expand the Logcat tool window so that you can see what has happened. If you scroll up and down in Logcat, you should eventually find an expanse of red, as shown in Figure 5.2. This is a standard AndroidRuntime exception report.

If you do not see much in Logcat and cannot find the exception, you may need to select the No Filters option in the filter dropdown. On the other hand, if you see too much in Logcat, you can adjust the Log Level to Error, which will show only the most severe log messages. You can also search for the text fatal exception, which will bring you straight to the exception that caused the app to crash.

Figure 5.2  Exception and stack trace in Logcat

The report tells you ...

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